Tag Archives: natural_alternatives

Homemade Sun Cream

I dislike using sun cream. It blocks absorption of UV radiation, which produces Vitamin D in the skin. Vitamin D is a cancer-preventer and has innumerous benefits to human health. Many people are Vitamin D deficient because we’ve been raised on a … Continue reading

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Homemade lemon enzyme cleaner

One day last year I had been making something in the kitchen that required lots of lemons. I had a bunch of lemon peels laying on the bench and I didn’t know what to do with them. I would love … Continue reading

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Homemade Lip Balms – Frankincense and Chocolate Mint (so delicious you’ll want to eat them!)

I recently tried my hand at making my own lip balm. Guess what – it’s super easy! If you have the ingredients, all that is required is to gently melt them together and pour into empty tubes.  I am fortunate … Continue reading

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More healthy party food (AKA a party without packets)

Last year I shared some pics from Boy Wonder’s 2nd birthday party with healthier food options. Remember the watermelon shark? When Sunshine Girl turned one last September we had a little party in a park for her, and my goal … Continue reading

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Five reasons I make my own toothpaste

Up until two or three years ago I was using regular toothpaste from the supermarket. The big brand. The popular one. I never thought too much about the ingredients list or that fact that it contains sodium fluoride (a by-product … Continue reading

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Which bugs are best? (Comparing Probiotics)

Most of our immune system is in our guts, so we need a healthy and strong digestive system in order to get and stay well. Our bodies naturally contain hundreds of different bacterial species (around 2kg in an adult’s gut) … Continue reading

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Homemade oat and coconut milk

I have a new love in my life. Oat and coconut milk. Simple to make, and incredibly delicious. Here’s how I make it: 1. Put 1/3 cup wholegrain rolled oats and 1/3 cup organic shredded coconut in a jug and … Continue reading

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On being Fed Up!

I recently had the pleasure of attending the Fed Up roadshow, run by Sue Dengate. If you haven’t heard of Fed Up, it is an Australian movement/support network concerned with the effects of food on behaviour, health and learning. I love the … Continue reading

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Anyone for some bugs?

As someone who avoids artificial food colours and dyes, imagine my delight at seeing this at a local supermarket last month: The same brand sells regular food colourings and it was sitting on the shelf right next to these. Always … Continue reading

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Party time!

When Boy Wonder turned two I put on a morning tea for him and invited family over. He has enough cousins, Aunties and Uncles that we didn’t invite friends, there wouldn’t have been room! Most birthday celebrations for children involve … Continue reading

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